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Designing Transportable, High-Performance AI Systems for the Rugged Edge

June 29, 2022

Designing Transportable, High-Performance AI Systems for the Rugged Edge

System design requirements are well understood for high-performance artificial intelligence applications destined to reside in enterprise or cloud data centers. Data centers are specifically designed to provide a clean, cool environment with stable and standard power with no need to worry about vibration or shock loads.

Putting the most sophisticated AI computing capability in the field in military and industrial applications is a whole different story. Today, desire for placing this capability outside the data center directly at the edge is growing. Being able to fully exploit AI benefits in real time near the data and action is highly valuable. Many of these applications must reside in mobile platforms that not only carry out their mission but must also operate in an autonomous or semi-autonomous way. These applications are driving demand for data center class AI performance in systems that now must operate in environments that are far more challenging.

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